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Translate Tang on Japanese Sword?
Old 08-25-2019, 10:27 AM   #1
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Can anyone read/tell what is on the tang of this sword? Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:26 PM   #2
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By looking at other swords here I believe it is an Army Officer's Sword, WW2.
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Seki Kaji Tōshō: Seki Smith
Old 08-25-2019, 01:06 PM   #3
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武田包光
Takeda Kanemitsu


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沢田 三郎
Sawada Saburō
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Thanks for the translation. I researched those names you provided and found he was born in 1908 and was a WW2 smith. I photo'd the sword and would like to have input on it. I know it is in a standard Army Officer's scabbard and the sword itself is also. Here is what I have, I would like to know if it is machine made or traditional made. Thanks.







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Old 08-25-2019, 10:42 PM   #5
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Made with assistance of machines and then hand finished. Not a traditionally made piece but a nice collectible and iconic piece none the less.

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Made with assistance of machines and then hand finished. Not a traditionally made piece but a nice collectible and iconic piece none the less.

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Thank you for the help. May I ask what this sword is worth? Regards.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:52 PM   #7
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Princing on Type 98 Officer gunto has fallen a bit in the last year or so. You can find them in your condition as low as $800 and as high as $1,400. Avg price $1,000.
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Princing on Type 98 Officer gunto has fallen a bit in the last year or so. You can find them in your condition as low as $800 and as high as $1,400. Avg price $1,000.
Great, thank you.
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